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Delaware Blue Coats holding open tryouts

The Sixers G-League affiliate is looking to find a diamond in the rough.

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The Sixers G-League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers Blue Coats, will be holding open tryouts this September. From the press release:

WILMINGTON, DE – JULY 27, 2018 – The Philadelphia 76ers will hold three open tryouts for the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, in preparation for the upcoming basketball season at the all-new 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington.

Tryout events are scheduled on the following dates:

Saturday, September 1
Hockessin PAL
7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin DE 19707
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, September 8
McGonigle Hall, Temple University
1800 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19212
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, September 15
Bollman Center, Albright College
1810 N 13th St, Reading, PA 19604
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Check in begins at 7:00 a.m. at each tryout event and all participants will be evaluated by Blue Coats General Manager Elton Brand, Head Coach Connor Johnson and the 76ers/Blue Coats basketball operations staff. Registration includes an official Blue Coats tryout jersey, two tickets to a future Blue Coats game and an invitation to an exclusive NBA G League event during the 2018-19 season.

Since 2013, a total of 20 players from the team’s open tryouts have been invited to NBA G League Training Camp and 12 players have made the regular-season roster.

An official Blue Coats tryout jersey? I may just have to personally attend these sessions. My scouting report:

  • Perimeter Scoring: F
  • Interior Scoring: C
  • Ball-handling: C-
  • Playmaking: C+
  • Perimeter Defense: A-
  • Interior Defense: B+
  • Rebounding: A

On a serious note, I’m interested in these tryouts from a viewing perspective. I’m not sure what level of talent the players in attendance will be, but it would be cool to catch some guys who blew up in the Philadelphia Public or Catholic League or some players from the Philadelphia area colleges, if those sort of players even attend, of course.